Open will win. It will win on the Internet and will then cascade across many walks of life: The future of government is transparency. The future of commerce is information symmetry. The future of culture is freedom. The future of science and medicine is collaboration. The future of entertainment is participation. Each of these futures depends on an open Internet.
I’m not sure Google is necessarily the best representative of “openness,” but it’s a pretty good one — certainly better than most media firms, including public media.
This is a long article, but it’s worth looking over. Rosenburg does a great job of laying out the case for openness in business, politics, technology and more, and he makes a lot of outbound links for reference.